Influenza study confirmed
The word “influenza” is never very far from the health news headlines and Medical Device Usability has just been asked to carry out a summative study on an influenza testing device.
Study paperwork is currently being prepared for submission for ethics approval and the recruitment process will start once agreement has been received. The venue and dates for the study will then be confirmed but the study is expected to be at some stage during the summer.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately one billion people are infected each year and up to half a million people die from influenza.
 BMJ 2016;355:i6258 and WHO, Influenza (seasonal) – Fact sheet No 211.2014